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Employers and labor organizations in the United States use apprenticeships to provide workers with technical education and paid on-the-job training leading to wage increases and higher-skilled jobs. When English learners participate in apprenticeships, employers benefit from an expanded pipeline of qualified employees and a more diverse workforce. In addition, immigrant workers gain the qualifications and experience...
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As the end of the fiscal year approaches, why not put unspent funds to use for you and your program? COABE offers outstanding professional development as well as research to practice opportunities for the field!
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The return on investment into adult education is undeniable. The adult ed graduate can typically earn close to $10,000 more per year once they get their diploma![i] The economy is impacted as well. For every 400,000 adults who earn a high school diploma, we gain 2.5 billion back in tax revenue and reduced expenses.[ii] That’s...
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By Dr. Iris Z. Feinberg “The darkness of the COVID-19 pandemic has put a spotlight on a silent killer for which vital signs and oxygen saturation measures do not help. It’s called health literacy – the gap between how health messages are communicated and what patients and health consumers can understand to make good health...
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We are looking for a competent Ambassador Training Coordinator to undertake a variety of administrative and program coordination tasks to support COABE’s award winning Ambassador Initiative.  You will help in planning and organizing programs and activities as well as carry out important operational duties related to Ambassadors and Student Engagement. This position will require remote...
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Michelle Bonora, Principal of the New Haven Adult Education Center, has organized and orchestrated two “No Excuses” events over the past two Septembers in New Haven, CT. The September, 2019 event included over 1,000 adult learners and educators participating in a two-mile march. The event received state television and press coverage and was a great...
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Survey from the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) The U.S. Department of Education’s nonpartisan Institute of Education Sciences (IES) funds research relevant to improve outcomes for adults with low basic skills (e.g., reading, writing, math, English proficiency) who may be in or entering postsecondary or adult education . IES wants to connect with researchers conducting work with adult learners to share...
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When you buy 100 Cell-Ed seats, Cell-Ed will give you the gift of literacy and workforce readiness for an additional 50 learners. Through December 2019, with a minimum purchase of 100 seats, Cell-Ed will give you 1 additional learner license for free for every 2 seats you buy. Read More
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The United States could be losing up to $1.4 trillion in gross domestic product — or 6.7 percent potential growth in GDP — due to low rates of adult literacy, according to a new analysis provided to POLITICO. About half of the United States is below level three, which means an individual is able to...
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With the implementation of WIOA in adult education, programs are asking themselves, “How can I teach academic and soft skills in my classroom in a way that will most benefit my students?”  Read More
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